The outcome of efforts to build a raw water intake on W. Kerr Scott Reservoir and lease Wilkes Regional Medical Center to a multi-hospital system should be known in 2016.
Melissa Pruitt, Ronda town administrator since the fall of 2014, was fired by Ronda commissioners in a unanimous vote Monday afternoon.
Efforts to make W. Kerr Scott Reservoir the primary public water source in Wilkes County and to lease Wilkes Regional Medical Center were among the top occurrences in 2015, but both remain ongoing stories as the year draws to a close.
The seven incumbents seeking re-election in municipal races in Wilkes County all won Tuesday.
Election Day is Tuesday in North Wilkesboro, Wilkesboro and Ronda, with polls open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
With Election Day coming up Tuesday, the number of North Wilkesboro and Wilkesboro residents combined who cast ballots in slightly over a week of early, one-stop voting this year already exceeds the total in two weeks of early, one-stop voting whe...
Early, one-stop voting for municipal elections in North Wilkesboro, Ronda and Wilkesboro starts this week and continues through Oct. 31 at the Wilkes County Board of Elections office on the third floor of the County Office Building on North Street...
As has happened before, the deluge of rain Wednesday washed trash down the upper Yadkin River and into the coves of W. Kerr Scott Reservoir. It’s a tremendous eyesore and can harm wildlife, but it also raises health concerns for humans.
If you managed to make it through even some of the 278 pages of emails Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder made public, you probably recognized something in how state officials responded to a water quality crisis in Flint.
It’s troubling that it took school administrators so long to detect something was wrong at Wilkes Central High School and initiate a process that led to a former bookkeeper there being charged recently with embezzling over $100,000 in ticket proceeds from athletic events.
Considering all the changes, this could be a confusing year for voters.
With the passing of Roy E. “Pete” Glass on Monday, the Town of Wilkesboro lost a colorful and strong-willed but caring citizen who brought smiles to others as he walked through this life.
With the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos facing off in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, the time is now to stock up on snacks for the big game.
A recent discussion on the possibility of implementing a Montessori school or program at North Wilkesboro Elementary School might seem to be “thinking out of the box.”
RALEIGH – “Teacher pay” undoubtedly will be one of the most frequently uttered phrases around the General Assembly complex during this year’s legislative session, which begins in late April.
As a small child, catching a trout seemed like the holy grail of fishing.
RALEIGH – Even as an often-cynical reporter, I was impressed by the collaboration among some of the state’s top education and business leaders at a recent meeting of Gov. Pat McCrory’s Education Cabinet.
There’s a sadness over our little town and I don’t know if it will ever be lifted.
As an 82-year-old proud U.S. citizen who has traveled all 50 states and many other parts of the world, I am very concerned about what is happening to our beloved country.
One of the things that makes me proudest of North Carolina is our university system.
I agree that building a new fire station and police department are among the highest town priorities, but I think the Elks Lodge property is the wrong location for a number of reasons.
Thank you for your excellent article (“Powered by the sun”) in the Dec. 20 issue on installation of solar panels for the Two Rivers Cinema in Wilkesboro.